This Week's Scripture

"Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it." Deuteronomy 7:26

This Week's Prayer!

We invite Your Holy Spirit to dwell in these rooms, which belongs to Henry, Anthony, Zoƫ, Asa, Rose, Grace, and Elijah, and in Heidi, Angel, and Angela's room. You are Lord over heaven and earth, and we proclaim that You are Lord over their rooms as well. Flood it with Your light and life. We pray that You, Lord, will make their rooms a holy place, sanctified for Your glory. And may You also dwell in our room and in each one of our extended family and friend's rooms.

Monday, October 20, 2008

McCain or Obama?

You know I just can't stand back and not post about this election. It is all over the place and there is just no getting around it. However, the great blessing in America is that we can vote and we do have that right in this country. Of course everybody reading this has an opinion and I am no different. Over and over again I hear people say that voting based on pro life or pro choice is not how to vote. Well, that is exactly how I vote. It matters to me. My husband and I have 8 children by adoption and birth. The courageous woman who birthed our first son had several abortions before him but chose to follow through with his birth and choose adoption which I am extremely blessed for her doing that. When I hear someone on tv say don't vote based on pro life or pro choice it makes me want to cringe. These women need our support, they need to know that life begins at conception, they need to know the beauty of adoption, or they may need love and support to hear that as tough as it will be to raise a child as a single parent that it still will be less painful as choosing abortion and the years of agonizing pain of that decision. And I know it is a controversial subject and my views are not shared by all but we as Americans have that right. I know the economy is bad and that President Bush is not the most loved person right now but you know that will not even persuade me to vote the other way. I plan to vote the bible and I plan to vote prolife because it matters to me whether or not a tv personality thinks it shouldn't matter. And about the economy, God is my source.

And I really can't understand why I am hearing so many women don't like Sarah Palin?? Everybody I talk to loves her. I am excited to see her as John McCain's running mate! And about Joe the Plumber. My cousin wrote a post about this scenario that I found so interesting. You can read it here. And then there is VoteSmart website where you can get the facts on all candidates.

Again, I know this is controversial and I know some of you get online and read blogs to get away from the stress the world has but I just cannot stand back and not say anything. I am very passionate about being prolife.


Tracie said...

Joining you in praying for righteous leadership to rise up in our nation. We cannot be blessed as a nation if we continue to ignore the issue of abortion. If we put other concerns above the issue of life, the judgement of the Lord will surely come.

One More Equals Four said...

I have been fervently praying for this election--unlike ever before!

Jennifer said...

Amen! Neal and I met at a Christian internship. Recently the director put a post on his blog taking his stand on this election. Several alumni commented with a few being heated replies. Those who were upset took the stand that life is more then just giving birth. They want to preserve the life of the kids that are already among us. I'm not against helping the poor, but I am against helping the poor while letting babies die. I've had 14 embryos and I took each of their lives seriously. I made sure that each of them had a chance at life, because theirs had already begun.
What I really don't understand is the argument that Palin doesn't have the experience to be the VP, but Obama does for president?!! It really scares me how people blindly follow him. I would much rather Hillary (even though I didn't want her as president) running against McCain. At least we know what she stands for.
BTW, I've already voted. As soon as the Rep. VP was announced the ballots were made and sent to us. Once since living overseas we got our ballots in and procrastinated to long to vote. Now we go for a 24 hour turn around. =)

Carey said...

Amen!! This is YOUR blog. Tell us what you stand for. Standing up for Christ is the way to go!

Carey said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! And I borrowed the button from another blogger as well, so go for it! God Bless!